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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday september 21st and we're following breaking news. >> protests erupt in north carolina over the deadly shooting of a black man by a police officer. violent demonstrations have gotten worse overnight. we've got the latest in a live report. >> former eagles running back lesean mccoy is now facing a civil lawsuit over a nightclub brawl in olde city. >> donald trump responds to reports that former president george h.w. bush a republican plans to vote for hillary clinton. >> first up let's take a look at the weather forecast which will have more a little bit later with karen rogers but here's dave murphy and matt pelman. >> off to a decent start. we have a fair amount of clouds out there as that area of low pressure to our south
is still stubbornly taking hold and today we'll feature some sun mixing with clouds, more sun to the north, more clouds to the south kind of like what we saw yesterday because of that system down south. also, once again we are seeing little pockets of fog developing. visibilities officially in most of our airports aren't that bad. below a mile in lancaster. when you enter these pockets of patchy fog you'll want to slow down as it could reduce visibility temporarily. 69 degrees in philadelphia currently, 66 in wilmington, 64 in trenton. 72 in cape may and out in reading calm winds and 63. a great morning for a balloon launch. karen rogers with more on that coming up. dewpoints still a little bit on the humid side in philadelphia and a bit stickier down south with those 70-degree readings indicating oppressive humidity. however, we expect these dewpoint numbers to drop off a little bit also a the day goes on. it's also going to be warm on the last full day of summer. 68 degrees by 7:00 but 74 by 10:00 and as soon as noon we'll be up into the 80's. a high today of 86 degrees at 3 o'clock this afternoon and
then we fall back to 82 by 6 o'clock. matt pelman, warm again tomorrow. and then a real cool down for the weekend. details on that coming up. >> sad to see summer go. so far not too many things to be sad about on this wednesday morning drive, david. here in delco, though, there is overnight construction still wrapping up in the northbound lanes of 95 here by 420. the good news is unlike yesterday morning there are two northbound lanes opened headed toward the airport. yesterday morning it was just that one far left lane. so we saw delays. at this point this morning we're not seeing delays but if you want to stick with 291 there are absolutely no problems over there. and we'll soon have no problems on the vine street expressway but at this point the ramp from the eastbound schuylkill to the eastbound vine remains closed. should be reopening any minute. otherwise the westbound side of the vine is completely opened for you. near plymouth country club there's a crash this morning shutting down plymouth road. i would stick with sandy hill or germantown pike to get around that. overnight construction on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound in chester county
has cleared. everything is reopened there with speeds in the mid 60's and this is a live look at 42 close to 295. the southbound off-ramp from 42 to 295 northbound was closed overnight. that was scheduled to reopen right now but there is still some overnight milling work going on on 295 between 42 and repaupo in gloucester county. restrictions on 295 itself until 6 o'clock. matt. >> thanks matt. authorities in charlotte north carolina have been using tear gas to disperse protestors. officers have been injured and they have shut down a highway. all this violence erupted over the fatal shooting of a black man by police. police say he was armed and posed a threat. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is following this story live from the satellite center. annie. >> reporter: matt those protests grew increasingly violent overnight all centered around a police-involved shooting that left 43-year-old keith lamont scott dead. now, meals say he had a gun but now his family is disputing whether or not he had a weapon.
this was the scene in charlotte, north carolina last night. from above you can see as protestors attacked marked police vehicles. you can see that puff of smoke while police used tear gas to try and get the crowd under control. 12 officers were injured, including one hit in the face with a rock. >> there is something going on across this nation that needs to be addressed so the throwing of water bottles and destroying city vehicles i don't condone that by no means but as far as my child, my nephew, i am concerned, i'm worried about them. something has to be done. >> reporter: that violent scene stemmed from the deadly police shooting that happened here at this charlotte apartment complex earlier in the day. police say it was there as officers went to look far a suspect with an outstanding warrant. instead, they saw 43 he-year-old keith lamont scott. police say he had nothing to do with the warrant. according to officers' accounts, scott got out of a vehicle with a gun then got back in. when officers approached he allegedly got out of the car
with the gun again. >> one of the officers felt a lethal threat and fired his weapon because of that. >> reporter: scott died at the hospital. police say they recovered a gun at the scene. his family is now disputing that. >> it wasn't no gun. it was a book. >> they said hands up, he got a gun, he got a gun. pow pow pow pow. >> reporter: now, the protests got so bad overnight that they actual had to shut down a busy highway there in north carolina. for that now reporting live in the satellite center annie mccormick channel6 "action news. back to you. >> thank you, annie. and those protests in charlotte came just hours after another demonstration in oklahoma. these people here are calling for the arrest of a tulsa police officer who was -- who shot and killed an unarmed black man. this happened when officers responded to a report of a stalled vehicle back on friday. investigators said yesterday that they found the drug pcp in the vehicle of 40-year-old terrence crutcher but attorneys for crutcher's family say a discussion of drugs distracts from questions about the use of deadly force.
>> a group of prominent african-american men came together hoping to motivate young known stay in school. students at the what it takes forum last night questioned a panel of business professionals and pro athletes like malcolm jenkins about attaining life goals. at the event the eagles safety also talked about joining two other teammates as they took part in another kind of conversation, the conversation around race and social and criminal injustice by raising their pfister in protest during the national anthem before monday night football. >> minorities and especially african-americans in this country he when you talk about social justice and the -- the criminal justice system. although we've come a long way, there's some things that still need to be changed and still need to be addressed. >> since 2009, urban youth has reached about 3,000 students with this annual event. >> former eagle lesean mccoy is being sued for a bar fight that happened back in february. the incident at the olde city nightclub involved mccoy's
friends and two off duty philadelphia police officers. it apparently started with a dispute over a bottle of champagne. the civil suit claims mccoy beat and kicked an officer while that officer was on the ground and punched another officer in the eye. the philadelphia district attorney decided to not file charges against mccoy or anyone else. >> it is 5:07. and a philadelphia police sergeant is recovering at home this morning. she was ambush in her patrol car four days ago. so a sea of blue greeted sergeant is sylvia young as she left the know a wheelchair yesterday. emotions clearly took hold as she looked out at the reception that she was getting from her comrades. a hail of 18 bullets were fired at her in west philadelphia with six actually striking her. she survived primarily thanks to her ballistic vest. young says she does want to return to the force and that she plans to do that as soon as the physical and psychological scars heel. >> ♪ >> both top presidential nominees are campaigning in battle ground states today. hillary clinton is set to rally voters in orlando
florida. donald trump heads to toledo ohio and will speak in chester township in delaware county tomorrow night. the gop nominee's charity is under scrutiny. washington most reports trump used more than $250,000 from his charitable foundation to settle personal lawsuits. that could violate tax and charity laws. hillary clinton may have picked up a surprising end dorms. politico reports that former president george h.w. bush a republican says he intends to vote for clinton. trump responded last night saying he is not surprised by this. the gop nominee claims the reason is his tough primary battle with bush's son former florida governor jeb bush. >> time to talk accuweather. we've got some fun stuff coming up. right now we're going to talk about the forecast. >> great morning for that fun stuff t a little bit later on karen rogers will be live with that. as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan we're looking at dry conditions.
karen is out there in berks county and everything is looking good to go for the weather balloon launch later this morning. taking a look outside we have cloud cover around over the shore and today is going to be a clouds and sun mix with more cloud cover down by the shore and then points south and probably a little more sun the farther north you go through the region. 69 degrees currently in philadelphia. just 62 in allentown. 63 cool degrees out in reading. 66 in wilmington. 64 in trenton and 72 degrees currently in cape may. satellite shows that you unfortunately that circulating area of low pressure down to our south is still there, still providing us with a fair amount of cloud cover although we do expect some sun to mix in at times t looks like those showers will pretty much stay to the south. if you see a little sprinkle or something like that at the shore and southern delaware it shouldn't last long. up in the lehigh valley eventually clouds and sun. pretty nice and warm today with a high of 85. humidity levels are already pretty low up in the lehigh valley. at the shore it's a little more humid this morning, 78 is your high. we do expect that humidity level to drop a bit but it could be a bit sticky and a
lot of clouds with hopefully some sun n philadelphia clouds and sun, 86 degrees. it will be warm this afternoon. a little bit muggy this morning but again humidity levels dropping off a bit as we go through the day. nice night for phillies baseball against the white socks. they won last night. see if they can sweep the shortly two game series tonight. pleasant with a first pitch temperature of 79 and 73 in the ninth inning. overnight partly cloudy and comfortable, 65 in philadelphia, some suburbs dipping down to about 60. and then tomorrow autumn arrive at 10:21 but it is going to not feel like it with a high of 86. by the time we head into the weekend, though, saturday and especially sunday, we are looking at a cool blast. it's going to make it feel more like autumn. tropical storm karl still out there in the south atlantic does look like it's going to wind up pushing up toward bermuda but staying to the east of bermuda. close enough to cause problems with wind and rain but not a direct hit which is good news for bermuda. your exclusive accuweather
7-day forecast we have 86 degrees clouds and sun and warm today and then warm sunshine tomorrow for the arrival of autumn it will feel like summer in the afternoon with a high of 86. warm and humid on friday, 88. there could be a shower at night as that next front is moving up closer to us in time and that's going to leave us with a much nicer saturday for temple's homecoming. we'll see a high of 76, it will be breezy and cooler, not that 76 is cool exactly but we really are going to feel the change on saturday. then sunday for the eagles a high of just 72 degrees. sunshine, breezy, definitely feeling more like football weather there. looks like mid 70's as we roll into next week. >> okay, thank you. it is now 5:11. this morning "action news" is giving you a look inside the forecast. >> ♪ >> we can't wait to show you. we're actually going to launch our 6abc weather balloon right here in the berks county park to take you inside the forecast. this is the technology that an aerospace engineer developed.
we'll take you behind the scenes coming up. >> pretty cool. the head of the company that makes the epipen is set to testify today. the new questions she'll face on the skyrocketing price on the life saving device. matt. >> along fayette street right at front street route 23. no extra overnight construction going on here right now. we'll check the overnight work on 95 and talk about a crash in plymouth township when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪ ciouit's done. [mmmm] chicken cacciatore... boneless chicken in our very own seasoned tomato sauce with peppers, mushrooms and basil. braised to perfection thanks to our unique ez oven packaging. it's ready to cook. just pop it in the oven and dinner's ready. delicious, fresh, easy. wegmans ez meals. [alright]
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>> mr. matt pelman, what's going on in the suburbs? >> we got a couple things going on for people trying to get to the airport this morning coming out of delco once again matt and tam, construction here on 95 northbound side right by the exit for 420. the good news is this morning two lanes are getting by this construction instead of like the one that we had yesterday. that caused delays. this morning we're not seeing the delays through the work zone and the crews should be out of here any minute so it's in the an awful situation this morning. but there is an awful accident to watch out foreclose to plymouth country club shutting down plymouth road this morning near belvoir road. i would use sandy hill or even stay up on germantown pike to get around that. don't forget upper merion north gulph road closing week nights. this last until 6:00 a.m. i would stay over on al and will dale road to get around that water main work. this is going on week nights 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for the next month. all this week we have construction blocking hanover street in pottstown by the
sherwin williams store. they're working on the railroad tracks there so charlotte or washington streets would be some alternates around that. still some overnight construction wrapping up on the northeast extension. it's northbound past lehigh valley the left lane is blocked. there's also work on 22 westbound through the lehigh valley. that should be out of there any minute and construction work coming to medford today and tomorrow actually, both days 9:00 until 9:00 until 9:00e going to close dixon ton road. hawkin road will be your alternate. in burlington county seeing reports of foggy weather along the new jersey turnpike in chesterfield township. seeing that as well of course along 295. watch out for the fog as you're out and about in burlington county on this wednesday morning. matt and tam. >> thanks, matt. "action news" is giving you a fascinating look inside the forecast. we'll be launching a weather balloon live this morning. >> it's scheduled to launch around six ooh. 40 from farming ridge park in exeter township berks county.
>> meteorologist karen rogers joins you lie at that location with a preview. hi, karen. >> reporter: hi, matt and tam. we're so excited about this because this is your chance to really see inside the forecast. you know, a lot of people don't realize with all the advanced technology we have the basic backbone of the forecast 800 weather balloons are released all around the world twice a day and that input in the upper levels of the atmosphere is what feeds right into the computer models. right now you can see we've got a couple of people here joseph and kristen, joseph worked as nasa, an aero he space engineer on the international space send and you can see what he's putting together is the instruments. this is the pay load of what is going to be at the base of the weather balloon that we're going to launch this morning. we'll kind of walk everybody through this. here you can see this is one of the most important things right here. this is a sensor. along this gets released into the atmosphere it's going to measure the 10 the pressure. the temperature in the upper levels of the as fear can go as low this can measure as 76 below zero and the pressure
could be just 1 percent of the pressure that we see here on the surface and right here you have the gps. this is important because the gps is going to help us track it but also tell us the wind direction, the wind speed. here we've got a backup satellite to kind of help us find it in the end and you can see this little weight on the bottom. this can help add an extra weight if it gets stuck in a tree because this weather balloon is going to be released. this is really important because science isn't just informative. it's way cool. this is a go pro camera. you'll see that's right the "action news" van up in the stratosphere on the edge of space. this is all happening this morning as we get to release this and joseph we couldn't get date tax we couldn't tell the forecast without data like this, right. >> definitely not. we use this to get our models and our predictions for weather all around the world. >> they're going to get busy and set up the weather balloon. we'll slow you that in the next half hour. then we're launching it. live in exeter karen rogers channel6 "action news." back to you guys. >> thank you karen. lane johnson has started
the appeals process for his 10 game suspension. the nfl says johnson violated the league's substance abuse policy for a second time and an appeal hearing is set for october 4th which means johnson is still eligible to play on sunday against the steelers. if johnson loses the appeal the suspension would start on october 9th and allen barber would likely move to right tackle. phillies held off a late rally by the white socks with a seven to six win last night. center fielder odubel herrera kept his hitting surge going with a home run. he had three hits and drove in three runs. the phillies and the white socks close their two game series tonight. >> it is 5:19. coming up in morning buzz dancing with the star boots its first dancers of the season. >> reports of clowns harassing children, this time in pennsylvania. katie mcginty: franny, johnny, mikey, maureen, jimmy,
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>> adieu. >> great job. >> so long. they were milling overnight along north broad a long stretch between spring garden and indiana avenue all by temple university gone now. they'll return tonight at 7 o'clock. speaking of tonight, in east mount airy it's supper sessions on the avenue against so germantown avenue will close at 3:00 this afternoon. supper sessions ironically stick with chew avenue to get around that and in media it's dining under the stars again tonight. so, at 5:00 state street will be blocked, the 101 trolley will be shuttle busing so fun stuff going on this evening, david. >> sounds like it is fun this evening. all right, matt, we are dressing the kids in shorts and t's because well it's a little cool in some spots this morning, it is going to be warm this afternoon with most of us getting up into the 80's. in philadelphia t-68 on the bus stop by 7 o'clock, but 70 by 10:00 and then 81 by noon and all the way up to 86 degrees day for a high. humidity is still noticeable this morning in most neighborhoods but it is going to drop off a little bit as the day goes on. isn't that nice? down at the airport hoping for all green
aircraft which will be an indicator of no major delays. that is what we have and no sign of rain in any of our big travel destinations this morning. tam. >> thank you david. a new study claims that fitness trackers may not actually improve your chances of losing weight. researchers at the university of pittsburgh -- >> wear one. >> every day. followed nearly 500 people all struggling to lose weight. after six months half the group started wearing fitness trackers to monitor activity. after two years both groups lost weight but the ones without the trackers lost an average of 5 pounds more. some doctors say the devices may actually lead people to eat more food because they reward themselves for activity. here's "gma"'s first look. >> in this morning's "gma" first look he embattled mylan pharmaceutical ceo heather bresch facing new questions bouts role her mother played in promoting her company's blockbuster product. >> you should always carry two epipen auto injectors. >> mylan is under fire for raising the price of the life saving treatment used by severe allergy sufferers from $100 in 2009 to more than $600
today. u.s.a. today reporting bresch's mother gail mansion the former head of a powerful national education group led an unprecedented effort encouraging states to require schools purchase products like epipen. a campaign that reportedly drove the devices to become staples in schools. the drugmaker now pushing back saying in a statement that the report is factually inaccurate and that hundreds of thousands of epipens were donated with no restrictions. with your "gma" first look, i'm mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> this "gma" first look is brought to you by your philadelphia tri-state cadillac dealers. introducing the first ever xt5. >> ♪ man, my feet are killin' me.
>> ♪ >> new this morning, more parents and children are being rattled by clown sightings. this time in schuylkill county, pennsylvania. pottsville police received a report that two men dressed as clowns were yelling at children on monday night and then took off in a vehicle. some people, though, think it's a hoax because other communities nationwide have seen similar reports and police have rarely been able to confirm the presence of any creepy clowns. >> morning buzz time here at the big board. first elimination night on this season's "dancing with the stars." former wizards of waverly place actor jake t. austin was sent packing after performing just two dances. ryan lochte escaped elimination. he gets to dance one more time
next week. "dancing with the stars" will be back on monday night at 8 o'clock right here on 6abc. matt. >> no protests. >> and no protests this time. >> look at that. 5:28. coming up on "action news" new charges for the suspect in the new york and new jersey bombings. also a delaware family rescues this dog from a bridge and authorities are now trying to find his proper home. "action news" will be right back. >> ♪
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>> breaking right now violent protests erupt in north carolina on the heels of another deadly police shooting. several officers are injured trying to calm the crowd. >> only on "action news" a local police station under lock and key amid reports that officers hired a prostitute to pay them a visit. >> happening now, we're just about an hour away from the launch of our 6abc weather balloon. we can't wait. we'll check back in live with karen rogers in just a bit. >> good morning everyone its 5:30 on this wednesday, september 21st. first up we have dave murphy and matt pelman. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. and it's a great day for a weather balloon launch or whatever also you want to do. the morning winds are calm. we have some cloud cover still spilling in off that southern area of low pressure. it looks like most of the shower activity will stay to our south today. and overall we're going for a mix of clouds and sun with more sun to the north, more clouds to the south, kind of like what we saw for most of yester